ABC News Switches Around-the-Clock Portals

ABC News has removed its live feed from Yahoo Platinum and made RealNetworks the only Internet hub with its around-the-clock Webcast, according to The Wall Street Journal [a paid-subscription Web site] yesterday. Yahoo Platinum will continue to offer other streaming television programs from ABC News, not the live news feed. Yahoo Platinum and RealNetworks each charge consumers subscription fees to receive webcasts. The Journal reported that ABC will get more revenue from RealNetworks than from Yahoo, plus ABC will be able to stream its video to cellphone users via RealNetworks’ RealOne Mobile Guide, a free service to mobile users.